In the Community

We're out in the community, educating our neighbors about the forest products industry.

  • TIMPRO CT is actively involved in school programs.
  • We participate in agricultural fairs and events.
  • We offer two $500 scholarships annually to graduating Connecticut high school students planning careers in natural resource management.
  • We are the proud sponsor of the Connecticut Log A Load for Kids Campaign which raises money annually for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
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TIMPRO CT Scholarship

For high school graduates planning to study natural resource uses.

Assisting students at a Future Farmers of America workshop
We Support Future Farmers of America

Fostering the Next Generation of Ag Leaders

Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve real-world success. Members are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers and premier professionals in many career fields.

FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.

Getting involved with Envirothon

National Envirothon

The mission of the NCF-Envirothon is to develop knowledgeable skilled and dedicated citizens who have an understanding of natural resources and are willing and prepared to work towards achieving and maintaining a balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment. Envirothon accomplishes its mission by developing in young people an understanding of the principles and practices of natural resource management and ecology and through practice dealing with complex resource management decisions.

Connecticut Envirothon

The winners of CT Envirothon go on to represent the state at the Canon North American Envirothon where they compete with teams from most US States and Canadian Provinces. Team CT has won first place in this event three times and consistently achieves high scores. It is an amazing experience to help the next generation pursue careers in natural resources. Connecticut Envirothon relies on generous contributions and in-kind services to support its yearly programs of student workshops, teacher resources, and the annual field event.  Recent and continuing reductions in state and federal funding have left the future of this program in peril, at a time when program benefits are vital. These donations allow us to provide a variety of resource based high quality educational programming to high school students and teachers.

Game of Logging

TIMPRO teams regularly compete in Game of Logging events designed to highlight best safety practices. The Game of Logging (GOL) is widely acknowledged as the premier chainsaw safety and productivity training program in the country, offering hands on chainsaw safety training in a competitive environment. Top instructors across the country combine demonstration with participation to teach chainsaw safety, productivity, conservation, and cutting techniques.

There are seven training organizations that cover 30 states. Regional competitions are held annually by each training organization, followed by a national competition for professional loggers and landowner participants. GOL offers four levels of chainsaw safety training, as well as skidder, forwarder, clearing saw, gentle logging and storm damage training. The training is offered to professional loggers, foresters, college students, forest landowners, casual users, city-parks and utility workers, firemen, and anyone interested in learning any of the chainsaw safety techniques.

Certified Forester and TIMPROCT Board Member Joan Nichols, helps teams prepare for the Envirothon Field Event competition. Joan and retired CT DEEP Forester Jim Parda taught pacing and the use of Biltmore stick for tree measurement.  Joan also provided Connecticut forest products including flooring, mulch, and fuel chips courtesy of Hull Forest Products, witch hazel, and a timber frame joint courtesy of Strong Timber Framers.

Certified Forester and TIMPRO CT Board Member Joan Nichols helps teams prepare for the Envirothon Field Event competition. Joan and retired CT DEEP Forester Jim Parda taught pacing and the use of Biltmore stick for tree measurement.

TIMPRO CT participates in the Connecticut Game of Logging competition

TIMPRO CT participates in Game of Logging events, the premier chainsaw safety and productivity chainsaw competition in the country.

get in touch

CT Professional Timber Producers Association, Inc.
PO Box 508
Oneco, CT 06373
860 948-0432
info@timproct.org

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